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If you want to shake things up this Halloween season and do more than dress up in your costume and take the kids trick-or-treating, take a look at these Halloween-themed shows. Watch out, Orange County is about to get spooky.
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“A Sherlock Holmes Halloween”
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556-2787
www.scfta.org
Date: Oct. 25, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts provides a symphonic take on Sherlock Holmes this fall with “A Sherlock Holmes Halloween.” The melodic performance will put you in the Halloween spirit with familiar violin-intensive songs by Saint-Saëns such as “Danse Macabre,” “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Mussorgsky’s.” Also, guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes at the show. “A Sherlock Holmes Halloween” makes for an artistic, festive way to celebrate the holiday and is an enjoyable outing for the entire family. Don’t miss out on this concert and get your tickets here as with only two shows being held, tickets will most likely go fast.

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“Vampirates”
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
7600 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 690-1497
www.piratesdinneradventureca.com
Date: Oct. 1-31, 2014

Throughout October, enjoy a live performance of “Vampirates” while having a four-course meal at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure. Be sure to watch out for lurking vampire pirates once you come aboard your “ship.” The performance ship measures 46 inches long and 18 inches wide and six surrounding ships seat the audience. Additionally, the guest ships will each have a pirate to accompany the dinner adventure so you will be immersed in the action. If you are feeling extra festive, be sure to show up in your Halloween costume and participate in the costume contest and parade. Take a peek of what this fun show entails here.

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Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-5200
www.knotts.com
Date: Click here for show dates/times.

With popular shows including “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark” and “The Hanging,” Knott’s Berry Farm knows how to celebrate Halloween. Guests will be intrigued by comedy, stunts, acting and dance by the impressive cast of talented performers. If you still crave more thrills after the shows, you can check out the Halloween-themed exhibits including “Special Ops: Infected,” “Trapped: Lock & Key,” “Scare Zones” and “The Tooth Fairy.” There are also roller coasters and other amusement park rides to keep the fun going. Click here to get a full list of the special Knott’s Scary Farm entertainment experiences available this year.

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“Night Of The Living Dead”
Maverick Theater
110 E. Walnut Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 526-7070
www.mavericktheater.com
Date: Click here for show dates/times.

This theatrical take on the film classic “Night of the Living Dead” was adapted and directed by Brian Newell and has received rave reviews. The flesh-eating zombies roaming around with blood-oozing cuts and tortured eyes are sure to help you ring in a frightful Halloween. The theatrical performance is both technically and artistically spectacular with exceptional special effects, performers, lighting and sound. Tickets can be purchased for $22 at the online box office.

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